An air fryer is one of the best ways to cook frozen foods. Everything is so much faster and extra crispy.

Frozen french fries come out just as good as deep-fried french fries when cooked in the air fryer! Tender inside and crispy outside, perfect for dipping!

baking sheet of Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Crispy Frozen Fries With Less Mess!

While we love oven-baked french fries, we also love that Air fryer French fries are on the plate in about 15 minutes (without deep frying). They’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

  • Quick to make, go from frozen to fresh in minutes!
  • This air fryer recipe requires little to no clean-up, especially if you use parchment paper!
  • No oil means crispy fries with fewer calories.
  • Easy to add flavor (eg. truffle oil, seasoned salt, ranch mix).

How Long to Cook Frozen Fries in an Air Fryer

Potatoes and salt, that’s all! Cooking time will vary based on the type of fry.

  • REGULAR OR CRINKLE CUT FRIES: 400°F for 12 to 14 minutes on air fry.
  • SHOESTRING FRIES: 400°F for 7 to 9 minutes on air fry.
  • WAFFLE FRIES: 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes on air fry.
  • SWEET POTATO FRIES: 400°F for 13 to 15 minutes on air fry.

Air Fryers are great for tater tots and homemade potato chips, too.

four bags of different types of French fries to make Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

How to Air Fry Frozen French Fries

There is no need to add extra oil to frozen fries. Simply place them in the basket and cook!

  1. Fill the air fryer basket with frozen fries.
  2. Cook halfway (per recipe below), remove the basket, and toss the fries.
  3. Cook until the fries are crispy and golden brown.

Tips for Crispy Fries

  • For best results, always preheat the air fryer.
  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer so the hot air can circulate all sides of the fries.
  • If cooking in batches, prior to serving, add all batches back to the air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp and heat.
close up of cooked fries to show different types of Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

French Fry Seasoning

We love fries with seasoned salt, but you can also make a homemade french fry seasoning by combining 2 teaspoons garlic salt, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon each paprika and finely ground black pepper.

To make the seasoning stick, spray the fries with cooking spray and sprinkle the seasoning before cooking.

Taco seasoning, Ranch seasoning, Cajun seasoning, parmesan cheese, lemon pepper seasoning, truffle oil, or truffle salt.

French Fry Dipping Sauces

Set out a tray of fries and add dipping sauces (and of course ketchup) for serving! Or take it one step further and make loaded cheese fries for a crowd!

Did you make these Air Fryer Frozen French Fries? Leave us a rating and a comment below! 

Air Fryer French Fries on a tray
4.96 from 21 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Air Fryer French fries turn out crispy on the outside fluffy on the inside every time!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

buy hollys book

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound frozen french fries any style
  • seasoned salt to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Add frozen fries to the air fryer, fill the basket about ½ full.
  • Cook 5 minutes and shake/toss the fries. Cook an additional 8-12 minutes or until crispy, see notes.
  • Season with salt and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Cook fries from frozen.
  • Preheat the air fryer for best results.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Keep batches warm in the oven at 200°F and place all batches back into the air fryer for 1-2 minutes before serving.
Total Cook Time
  • Regular Frozen Fries: 12-14 minutes
  • Frozen Shoe String Fries: 7-9 minutes
  • Frozen Waffle Fries: 10-12 minutes
  • Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: 13-15 minutes
We love fries with seasoned salt, but you can also make a homemade french fry seasoning by combining 2 teaspoons garlic salt, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon each paprika and finely ground black pepper.
To make the seasoning stick, spray the fries with cooking spray and sprinkle the seasoning before cooking.
4.96 from 21 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 295 | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries with a title
close up of Air Fryer Frozen French Fries with writing
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries on parchment with writing
different kinds of fries to make Air Fryer Frozen French Fries with writing

Categories:

, , ,

Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!

Follow us on Pinterest

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
See more posts by Holly

Follow Holly on social media:

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Free eBook!

Subscribe to receive weekly recipes and get a FREE Bonus e-book: Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals!

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Latest & Greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Comments